Best Buy! The namesake behind the 2015 Oregon Winery of the Year crafted two of the top examples of Pinot Gris in our tasting. For this one, Terry Brandborg had a short drive from his downtown Elkton winery to the two vineyards he pulled from on Sept. 15 — Anindor and Elk Valley. The nose of Meyer lemon, caramel corn and facial powder transitions to succulent flavors of fresh-cut lime, white peach and nectarine. Lingering notes of lemon pie add to the enjoyment. The Brandborgs pair it with seafood, shellfish and soft cheeses that are pungent. “This seemed to be perhaps the least manipulated wine of the day,” remarked one judge.
Rating: Outstanding! Gold medal — 92 points
Production: 907 cases